Memorial Day: A Day To Remember And Honor Fallen Americans Who Died For Our Freedom

Posted on May 28, 2012

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The United States (The Gaslamp Post) – Today we as Americans honor the lives and memories of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  Blessed are they who in the name of liberty, sacrifice themselves so that others may live.  They will not be forgotten.

So often we take for granted the sacrifices made by others in the preservation of the things we enjoy each and every day.  Freedom is by no means free; it is constantly bought and paid for with the blood of patriots, brave men and women who don the uniform, and give of themselves selflessly.  It is they whom deserve our biggest gratitude.

“To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know,” – author unknown.

America, I’d like for you to think about something for a moment…  Even as we continue to trudge through another difficult year, with our various problems and struggles, there is proof that there is still hope.  Not the kind that was advertised during a 2008 campaign, but the kind that comes from deep inside one’s self.

This is without a doubt the greatest nation on earth, and the proof of that is the fact that we are still willing to fight and die for it.  Each and every time I look at my children, I am grateful to our soldiers.  It is because of them, that they are not growing up in a war zone, that my neighborhood isn’t occupied by an enemy force, that the harsh realities of life for others who live under oppression and with carnage, is something that my kids should never know.

From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you brave soldiers; your sacrifice was not in vain, and we will never forget you.  To their loved ones; their mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, I cannot put into words how much I feel for you all.  I realize that as simply one man, my words may not mean all that much, but I want you to know that I appreciate their sacrifice and do my best to be worthy of it.

The things I am able to do today, tomorrow, and the day thereafter, I am able to do because someone else died in order to make it so.

“…that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – President Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863.

God Bless Our Troops – tglp

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